Discovery Speaker Series- Innovative Solutions to Stormwater Run-off

Join us on October 19th, 7-8:30PM for another Discovery Speaker Series!

Washington Department of Transportation Research and Innovative Solutions to Stormwater with presentation by Brandon Slone and Nathan Nadernicek, Stormwater Monitoring and Research Analysts.

Protecting Puget Sound from stormwater run-off is a challenge.  Join us and learn more about innovative solutions and opportunities.

LOTT WET Science Center, 500 Adams St. NE, Olympia.  Doors open at 6:30 pm

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2017 – 2018 Discovery Speaker Series BEGINS Thursday, September 21st

The 2017 – 2018 Discovery Speaker Series begins September 21st and continues the 3rd Thursday of each month through April (excluding December).  Event is held at LOTT’S WET Science Center, 500 Adams NE, Olympia.  Doors open at 6:30 pm with presentation from 7:00 to 8:30.

For more information on the series click here.

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Shark Month at the Estuarium

For all of June and July, the Estuarium explored the world of our mostly microscopic friends, plankton. Did you know that the world’s largest fish, the whale shark, only eats plankton? Incredible!

You can learn all about the whale shark and all the other hundreds of elasmobranch* species during Shark Month at the Estuarium each weekend in August. We will have games, books, activities, and special guests to help us discover why sharks are so fascinating and how we can protect our 11 local Puget Sound shark species. It’s going to be JAW-some!
*a big science word for sharks, skates, and rays

  • August 12, 2 PM: Talking Sharks w/Sandy Zeiner, Estuarium
  • August 26, 2 PM: SHARKS! w/Dr. Dayv Lowry, Estuarium
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SOLD OUT – August 27th, 9th Annual “SSEA the Sound” Benefit Cruise

When: August 27th, 1 – 5 pm.  Click HERE for tickets: $55 members and $65 non-members are now available. Seats are limited, so you’ll want to order your tickets early!

Where: Leaving from Port of Olympia public dock (west of Anthony’s Homeport)

What: The Puget Sound Estuarium invites you and your friends to join us for our 9th annual SSEA the Sound cruise aboard the yacht, My Girl (pictured above).

Guest speakers: Wendy Gerstel, Applied Geologist,  Trevor Contreras, WA Dept. of Natural Resources Mapping Geologist and Senator Karen Fraser will join us to share their knowledge of Puget Sound’s unique geology, shoreline processes and impact on the marine world.

Plan to join us for an afternoon cruise. We will learn about the geology of Puget Sound while enjoying conversation and good food. Most importantly, you will be supporting important Puget Sound Estuarium education programs!

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Community Painting Days!

It’s a Plankton Phenomena! In June and July, we are focusing on these very important organisms that are critical for estuary food webs.

The next featured events are community painting days on Saturday and Sunday, July 15th and 16th, from 9 AM – Noon. This event is weather dependent. So check here for updates.

So far, the weather looks good! It’s been hot out, so please bring proper clothes and be sure to stay hydrated!

For more information or to help, contact Carrie Ziegler at MyEarthArt@gmail.com.

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Meet the Beach – Don’t miss our wonderful Beach Naturalists this summer!

Meet the Beach

Are you going to the beach and want to know more about the amazing creatures that live in Puget Sound? The Estuarium’s Meet the Beach program has volunteers on the beach during summer low-tides. They wear tan vests that say “Beach Naturalist,” and they are looking to answer your questions about inter-tidal life and habitats! If you see us out there, make sure to stop and say “hi”!

Meet the Beach 2017 Summer Schedule

Burfoot Park

  • July 22, 10:00- 1:00 PM
  • July 23, 11:00- 2:00 PM
  • August 20, 10:00- 1:00 PM

Tolmie State Park

  • July 22, 10:00- 1:00 PM
  • July 23, 11:00- 2:00 PM
  • August 20, 10:00- 1:00 PM

Frye Cove

  • July 23, 11:00- 2:00 PM

West Bay

  • July 8, 11:00- 2:00 PM

Priest Point

  • July 9, 11:00- 2:00 PM
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